Francis Blakely, 56, of Bridgeport, Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Francis was born September 23, 1957, a son of the late Ralph and Mildred Blakely. He was Catholic by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas; and a sister, Corrine.

He is survived by his daughter, Krista Arms; step-sons, Josh and Tony Arms; five sisters, Joyce, Linda, Norma, Rosie and Chrissy; two brothers, Ralph and Joe; three grandchildren, Leah, Surcha and Memphis Weir; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial gathering will be held from Noon until time of memorial service at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, with the Rev. Edwin Keel officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Krista Arms, 126 Third Street, Bridgeport, OH 43912.

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